16 days in Kashmir Itinerary

16 days in Kashmir Itinerary

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16 days in Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Bandipora District
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Gulmarg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Srinagar
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Pahalgam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Pulwama
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Edmonton

1
night
Bandipora District

Bandipora District ©
On the 27th (Sun), appreciate the views at Gurez Valley.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bandipora District day trip planning website .

Edmonton, Canada to Bandipora District is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Edmonton to Bandipora District. In October, Bandipora District is somewhat warmer than Edmonton - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Bandipora District

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Gurez Valley ©
Gurez Valley

3
nights
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Gulmarg is known for nature, trails, historic sites, golf, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, head outdoors with Gulmarg Backcountry, and explore the activities along Ningle Nallah.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gulmarg trip planner .

You can drive from Bandipora District to Gulmarg in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Gulmarg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Ningle Nallah ©
Ningle Nallah

5
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg, admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, and delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Srinagar day trip planning app .

You can drive from Gulmarg to Srinagar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill

2
nights
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Aru Valley, then tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, and then make a trip to Chandanwari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tulian Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley, and then take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pahalgam online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Srinagar to Pahalgam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Pahalgam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Pulwama.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trip

Baisaran
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

2
nights
Pulwama

Pulwama ©
Pulwama is a town and a notified area committee in Pulwama district in the Jammu and Kashmir. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Aharbal Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Avantiswami Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Avantishwar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Jama Masjid Shopian and then explore the activities along Tarsar Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pulwama trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Pahalgam to Pulwama takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Pulwama can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pulwama

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Avantiswami Temple
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Aharbal Waterfall ©
Aharbal Waterfall
Tarsar Lake ©
Tarsar Lake
Avantiswami Temple ©
Avantiswami Temple

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